Insights from the Adhesive Technology Conference in Germany

For the 20th time, the “Joint Research in Adhesives Bonding Technology” colloquium took place in Würzburg (Germany). 230 participants discussed their research results, new developments and challenges together. From the many interesting and informative presentations on the first day, four trends pointing the way to the future will be revealed.

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Viscometer or Rheometer – which is best for me?

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Deciding whether to purchase either a viscometer or a rheometer is not always straightforward. This guide will take you through the differences and how a rheometer could be more suited for your needs.

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Reduce Scrap Production with Thermal Analysis

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Bringing cost, material, production process and quality successfully together is one of the key objectives in the injection molding industry. If the production process is not correct or if the material does not adhere to the specified requirements, low quality and thus scrap production is the consequence. Ideally, all of these four factors should be able to be managed in order to avoid scrap production. Thermal analysis methods offer valued approaches.

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A Simple Way to Evaluate and Manage Material Data

Knowledge of the thermal properties of the material is crucial for producing thermoplastic parts. However, materials are not always delivered with sufficient information on all properties. Thermal analysis instruments are suitable to find the most important parameters by yourself. But the instrument is only the first step. The software is equally important. Here are two examples how Proteus® can help achieve faster results.

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How UV-light Exposure Times Affect Component Properties in Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been around for several years. The main application for a long time was prototyping in the early stages of product development. Recently, new technologies like Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) are shaking up the AM sector. Using DLS and a two-stage dual-curing process, 3D printing is now being considered for mass production of parts since it has become considerably faster and the final product shows improved mechanical characteristics.

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Common Causes of Failure of Automotive Thermoplastics

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Failure of injection-molded thermoplastic parts appear in a wide range of forms. Often, the selected material or the production process of parts and components are the cause of the problem. Whenever faulty parts leave the machine, it is important to find the underlying cause of the failure. We selected two common failures of thermoplastics and show how thermal analysis can help determine the cause of failure.

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Good Things Come to Those who Wait … That was in the Past!

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Most industrial chemical processes are based on catalysis, which means that its economic importance is enormous. NETZSCH, Micromeritics and Malvern Panalytical are jointly organizing a two and a half day workshop on analytical techniques and methods for the characterization and optimization of heterogeneous catalysts in March 2020. Learn more about the program in this blog article!

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